This Rock That Rock: An interview with Dom Conlon

We’re thrilled to have a friend of The Reading Realm, children’s poet Dom Conlon, rocket and zoom into #TheRealm today to talk about his brand-new anthology of moon poems called This Rock That Rock, which is illustrated by Viviane Schwarz! Without giving too much away, I’ve heard that you have a new poetry anthology for…

Fierce Fragile Hearts: An interview with Sara Barnard

Sara Barnard, author of Goodbye Perfect and The Quiet Kind of Thunder joins Sarah Farrell to talk about her new book Fierce Fragile Hearts, which is a sequel to Beautiful Broken Things… In the book, Suze is continually drawn to Brighton, even realising at the end that it is where she is meant to be….

She Wolf: An interview with Dan Smith

Author Dan Smith joins Tom Brassington today in #TheRealm to talk about She-Wolf, a thrilling historical adventure full of Vikings, vengeance and wolves! Why did you choose to take the reader back in time so far in She Wolf? So many reasons, but mainly because I wanted to be cruel to my characters! I wanted…

Family Action and The Reading Realm

🏰🌟To help families who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation across the country, I will be donating 10% of December sales from The Reading Realm iPad app to Family Action. Thank you all for your support this year!🌟🏰

Black Friday Discount!

🌟‪🧜‍♀️To celebrate #BlackFriday this week, The Reading Realm iPad app will be available on 29.11.19 for £1.99 for ONE day only! Please do spread the word!🧜‍♀️🌟

Not My Fault: An interview with Cath Howe

A huge welcome and hello to Cath Howe, author of Ella on the Outside, who joins us in #TheRealm today for a chat about her new book Not My Fault… Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about your new book, Not My Fault? Not My Fault is about two sisters,…

We Won an Island: An interview with Charlotte Lo

When Luna’s family win an island, Luna thinks it will solve everything AND she can finally get a donkey! But things don’t go entirely to plan – no one expects Luna’s younger brother to win a Sheep Pageant, for example – and the secret festival they hold soon spirals out of control. But the island…

The Shop on Peculiar Hill: An interview with Grimly Darkwood

We are thrilled to have Grimly Darkwood in The Reading Realm today talking about his entertaining, quirky fantasy adventure The Shop on Peculiar Hill! Without giving too much away, can you tell us about your book The Shop on Peculiar Hill? The book is about a boy called Peter who comes to live with his…

Clouds Cannot Cover Us: An interview with Jay Hulme

Jay Hulme is an award winning transgender performance poet, speaker and educator. In the first part of this interview, he talks about his wonderful, striking new collection of poems, which is aimed at teenagers and young adults, called Clouds Cannot Cover Us… I wondered if you could start by telling us a bit about your…

Storm Hound: An interview with Claire Fayers

A friendly welcome and hello to Claire Fayers, who journeys into The Reading Realm today to talk to Sarah Farrell about her new book Storm Hound! Without giving too much away, can you tell us a bit about Storm Hound? Storm is the youngest of Odin’s fearsome hunting hounds, running through the skies on stormy…

Draw-Along-A-Lenton: An Illustrators’ Workshop with Steven Lenton

Grab a pencil and some paper tonight and take a journey into The Reading Realm with illustrator Steven Lenton. On the way, you’ll learn all about The Nothing to See Here Hotel, written by Steven Butler and illustrated by Steven Lenton. You’ll also find out how Steven became an illustrator and read his top tips…

The Importance of Daily Storytime: An interview with Ross Montgomery

Ross Montgomery is the much-loved author of Max and the Millions, Perijee and Me and Christmas Dinner of Souls. He is passionate about the importance of setting time aside every day so that primary school children are read to. Here he talks about Egmont’s ‘Stories and Choices’ research project and his top tips for reading…